There is still time for people to express their opinions on the preliminary design concepts for the proposed new Birkenhead Market.
The proposals entail the demolition of the House of Fraser building and the establishment of a distinct market in its place. The new market would feature independent vendors offering retail, food and drink, and new publicly accessible areas connected to St Werburgh’s Square and Oliver Street East.
The new market has been designed to evoke the traditional atmosphere of the 1845 market, by producing a lively centre of activity in the heart of the town.
The goal is to achieve an exceptional and sustainable project that sustains established and aspiring local businesses, as well as offering a standout venue for shopping, recreation, cultural experiences, and community events.
The current market will continue to be open for business as usual and will stay there and remain trading as normal until the new market is complete. One-to-one discussions with traders will take place alongside consultation with the public.
Consultation events have been taking place at BirkenEd’s Place in Grange Precinct but there is still time for people to have their say online, via www.wirralgrowthcompany.co.uk/market up until to 26 March.
Feedback on the emerging proposals will help to shape the planning application which is set to be submitted in early summer.